From Money Crashers:
For most home renters, rent checks are the biggest expense of a monthly budget, and you probably think of it as a fixed cost – a set rate that doesn't seem at all flexible. Sure, you might have had a chance to get a discount before you signed the lease, but once you're there, you simply write the check out each month and forget about it.
For household costs like groceries and utilities, if you're frugal, you'll keep looking for ways to cut back. For rent, however, most people assume the only way to lower the cost is to move to a cheaper place.
Don't fall into that trap. Believe it or not, you can save money on rent where you're...
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